Caravan San Francisco Tourism Tours

Did you know that San Francisco is named among the Top 3 Cities in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler for its culture, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging and shopping?

San Francisco is located on the North Central California coast. The “Bay Area” is a “must see” California attraction that is included in all of Caravan’s all inclusive California vacation packages.

Caravan’s California Tour spends two days and nights in San Francisco followed by several other exciting California destinations, including Sonoma wine country.

Call Toll Free at 1 800 227-2826
or 312-321-9800

San Francisco Tourism Information & History

Tourism has a substantially large and positive impact on San Francisco and remains the number one industry for the “City By The Bay”.

San Francisco tourism has contributed to making California the most popular U.S. vacation destination and the most popular American destination for international tourists. Visit this page for some valuable San Francisco Tourism Tips.

Tourism in San Francisco is fuelled by travelers and travel planners who consistently rank San Francisco among the world’s top international cities.

According to the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, in 2005 almost 16 million people visited the Bay Area, making San Francisco the 3rd most visited U.S. city (by foreign tourists) after New York and Los Angeles.

San Francisco is named for its patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi. As “Everybody’s Favorite City”, San Francisco boasts scenic Pacific Ocean views, vibrant neighborhood character, world class dining, multi-cultural attractions and one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge.

Famous San Francisco Tourism Landmarks

Golden Gate Bridge: Built between 1933 and 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles across and takes a bit of time to cross by foot. Considered by most to be one of the world’s most beautiful bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge contains 80,000 miles of steel wire and the two towers are 746 feet tall (about 75 stories).

Fisherman’s Wharf: World famous Fisherman’s Wharf has been home to San Francisco’s fishing community for nearly 125 years and is now a world renowned San Francisco tourism attraction.

Cable Cars: San Francisco’s world famous cable cars have operated since 1873 and were designated a national landmark in 1964. One should never visit San Francisco without riding a cable car.

Alcatraz Island: Often referred to as “the rock”, Alcatraz was once considered America’s toughest maximum-security federal prison and ran from the 1930’s to the mid 1960’s. It is believed that none of the 14 attempts at escape from Alcatraz were ever successful.

Chinatown: San Francisco’s Chinatown is not only the largest in the U.S., but also the largest Chinatown outside Asia. Well worth a visit!

Union Square: The heartbeat of San Francisco features a large central shopping plaza and a terraced performance area with outdoor seating. Union Square is popular year-round.

Book Your California Tour with Caravan Tours And Enjoy 2 Days of San Francisco Tourism Highlights!

For one great, low, affordable price, this escorted California coast vacation tour includes all itinerary meals, all ground transportation, lodging and excursions and activity entrance fees, plus visits to Sonoma wine country, Yosemite National Park, Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills.

Caravan Tours has been providing all inclusive, fully escorted travel tours across North and Central America for over 60 years. Our family owned and managed tour company provides a high standard of excellence that simply can’t be matched.

For more information about San Francisco tourism attractions on our California all inclusive tour or to make reservations for our California tour package please call Caravan Tours Toll Free at 1 800 227-2826 or 312-321-9800.

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.


Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.


Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).